Glenn Beck: For President Obama, it's Politics Over Principles



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Here's the one thing: Apparently the person to usher in the change we were hoping for was actually John McCain.

Back during the campaign, candidate Obama called McCain "out of touch" for his take on the economy:

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JOHN MCCAIN, R-AZ: The fundamentals of the economy are strong.

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Just to put things in perspective, the same day McCain said that the Dow dropped 500 points to around 11,000, so it was a case of extremely poor timing. But even though the Dow is now trading around 7,000, President Obama and his advisers sound like they're reading from the same playbook:

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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: If we are keeping focused on all the fundamentally sound aspects of our economy, all the outstanding companies, workers, all the innovation and dynamism in this country, then we're going to get through this. And I'm very confident about that.

CHRISTINA ROMER, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF ECONOMIST: The fundamentals are sound in the sense that the American workers are sound, we have a good capital stock, we have good technology.

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Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it? The only real change seems to be that the economy was actually much stronger when McCain said it.

Next, remember how Obama crucified McCain over his ridiculous plan to tax health care benefits that workers get from their employers? Here's Obama back in October 2008:

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OBAMA: He tells you that he'll give you a tax credit of $2,500 per person, $5,000 per family to help you pay for your insurance and health care costs.

You see, Senator McCain would pay for his plan, in part, by taxing your health care benefits for the first time in history.

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On the campaign trail, McCain defended his plan by saying he would make up for the tax on one side, by giving out a tax credit on the other. Now, we find out that while president Obama isn't saying he supports taxing employer health care benefits, he and his advisers are not not saying it either.

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ROMER: I am not going to say one way or the other.

DAVID GREGORY, HOST, "MEET THE PRESS": But he might consider it in other words.

ROMER: I think what he has said from the beginning is there is no such thing as Democratic and Republican ideas. They're just good ideas. He will listen to good ideas. This is not one he has ever supported.

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And guess what: If Obama eventually approves this, he won't be giving out the tax benefit on the other side like McCain would've. I can't for the life of me figure out how anyone thinks this plan could help fix health care, the economy or small business. In both of these stories Obama was painting McCain as foolish and out of touch a few months ago. So, shouldn't he stay consistent?

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Instead, Obama's messages now reflect whatever focus groups or polls his people have run recently. It's all about politics instead of principles, and that's why, on any given day, Obama can sound exactly like McCain, and why Obama's not talking about cancelling any contracts with auto labor, he is thinking about canceling contracts to those evil AIG people.

It's also why he's going to be on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno": it's all about the show. Since we met President Obama he has already been compared to JFK, FDR and Lincoln. Maybe he's now moving on to nominees, starting with John McCain. We can only hope he'll be Ronald Reagan for a few weeks.

The change we were looking for is for politicians to be honest: not turn into John McCain.

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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First, President Joe Biden nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline, driving the price at the pump through the roof. Now, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has floated the idea of taxing every mile you drive as a way to pay for Biden's massive infrastructure spending proposal. So much for buying an electric car to save money at the pump. It's almost as if they want you to feel the coming pain as deeply as possible.

Watch the video clip below to see Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere react to the Biden administration's latest plan for taking more of your money:

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California's Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a new, multi-million-dollar Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, which will be offered statewide with many of the state's largest school districts making it a requirement for graduation. According to National Review, the curriculum is "probably the most radical, polemical, and ideologically loaded educational document ever offered up for public consideration in the free world."

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck reacted to the newly approved curriculum, calling it "the craziest, most terrifying story I have ever had to report."

Glenn read an excerpt from the National Review report describing the curriculum:

Students are to be taught that white Christian settlers committed "theocide" against indigenous tribes when they arrived in the New World by murdering Native American gods and replacing them with the Christian God. According to the curriculum, this replacement ushered in a regime defined by "coloniality, dehumanization, and genocide," and the "explicit erasure and replacement of holistic Indigeneity and humanity." But all is not lost, we are told. For students will learn that they have the power and the responsibility to build a social order defined by "countergenocide," which will eventually supplant the last vestiges of colonial Christianity and pave the way for the "regeneration of indigenous epistemic and cultural futurity."

Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka — whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism — asking him for the power to be "warriors" for "social justice." Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking "healing epistemologies" and "a revolutionary spirit." Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for "liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization," after which students shout "Panche beh! Panche beh!" in pursuit of ultimate "critical consciousness."

Glenn explained some of the horrifying details of the Aztec worship traditions California's educators and administrators seek to "regenerate," including human sacrifice by the tens of thousands, cannibalism, and the severe and prolonged torture and sacrifice of children.

"Those are the gods that they [the Board of Education in California] think really need to be worshiped and brought back in our understanding because that whole Christian God was only about 'oppression'," Glenn said sardonically.

"Gang, we are in biblical-sized trouble," he added. "We are under attack from the forces of darkness unlike anything I've ever seen before ... because the soul of our nation, and the soul of children, is at stake."

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Cigna — the 13th largest corporation in the U.S. measured by revenue — has recently started teaching employees critical race theory. Those lessons, however, have been "quietly" protested by some workers who leaked lesson screenshots to the Washington Examiner.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and co-host Stu Burguiere discussed a lesson on "inclusive language" — and you won't believe which phrases Cigna classifies as offensive. Do you use any of these phrases in your daily life?

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WARNING: Here's who's REALLY behind 'spooky, right-wing' extremism

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Over the past year, the left has tried to paint conservatives as "spooky, right-wing" extremists who want to destroy the nation. But true conservatives know that's not true. However, there is a dangerous global movement that fits this "spooky" definition — masquerading as "right-wing" — and it's gaining momentum. It's called Traditionalism, with a capital "T."

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," author and award-winning expert on the radical right Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum joined Glenn to define Traditionalism and explain why it's exactly how the left wants to paint conservatives — but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Teitelbaum said Traditionalism is the "most transformative political movement of the early 21st century" in his book, "War for Eternity," which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald called "an indispensable text" for understanding "the most profound and tumultuous political shifts defining societies on every continent." It's a bizarre story, involving Steve Bannon, Hinduism, Hitler, mysticism, Aleksandr Dugin, the Constitution, and tons and tons of money.

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